Cabinet secretary for health Mutahi Kagwe has announced the rise of covid-19 confirmed cases in Kenya to 25.
In the last 24 hours a total of 82 samples have been tested and confirmation has come out that nine people have tested positive bringing confirmed cases to 25.
Seven are Kenyan while two are foreigners. Four have contracted from countries affected by the virus as the others got infected via close contact. They have been taken into quarantine while tracing of those they have come in contact with is ongoing.
On 22 March, following the confirmation of additional eight cases, bringing the total to 16 nationally, the Kenyan government introduced additional measures and directives to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country.
These measures include a suspension of all international flights effective at midnight on 25 March, with the exception of cargo flights (all persons entering the country will be compelled to undergo quarantine at a government facility).